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Thursday, July 17, 2008

DHS Halts Fence Construction
Survey of border shows large segment abandoned

American Border Patrol -- July 17  
This construction crew was pulled off the border in early April.

    An aerial survey of the U.S./Mexico border between Naco Arizona and Fabens Texas conducted yesterday by American Border Patrol revealed that the Department of Homeland Security had halted all border fence construction in early April and that all construction crews had been pulled from the border. According to Glenn Spencer, head of ABP and pilot of the survey aircraft, only about one mile of new fencing has been completed since his last survey on April 4, 2008.
    A rush video report provides details of the survey, including comments by the air crew as they flew the border.
    On April 5 of this year ABP reported that only six miles of fence had been completed along the area surveyed in the previous 18 months and ABP disputed reports of progress by the Christian Science Monitor.
    "As you can hear on our video report, I was stunned at the lack of progress our government is making in protecting the American People," Spencer said.

Kat Rodriguez (Derechos Humanos) -- Tucson Citizen   
Mexican reconquista fanatics defend anti-Arpaio behavior   
Derechos Humanos, along with other [so-called] community groups, called for a protest July 10 at Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's book-signing at the Barnes & Noble in Tucson. -- Because of his outrageous police actions in Phoenix-area communities, and his political views on [illegal] immigration issues... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Dallas Morning News   
Mexico's drug cartels targeting specific politicians with death threats   
Having terrorized police and prosecutors across the country, Mexico's drug cartels are escalating their battle with the government by turning their sights on politicians. The most recent threat target is the governor of Chihuahua state, which borders Texas... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Coming Up
July 18
Tulsa, Oklahoma -- Outraged Patriots
Come and Meet State Rep. Randy Terrill

Gregory D. Lee -- Family Security Matters      sc 
Cut off federal funds to 'sanctuary cities' like San Francisco   
Just about the time you thought extreme liberals couldn't get any more screwy or out of touch with reality than they already are, along comes another example that tops the last one you heard. -- It turns out that up until last month, San Francisco's Juvenile Probation Department had been transporting illegal alien juvenile drug dealers to their home countries... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WNEM-TV -- Saginaw, Michigan   
12 illegals detained in traffic stop   
Tuscola County, Mich. -- An officer from the Caro State Police post conducted a traffic stop early Wednesday morning on M-81 at Cedar Run Road in Elmwood Township. -- An officer pulled over a full size older model Dodge van for improper lane use around 6 a.m. After talking with the driver and 11 passengers... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Coming Up
July 19
Harvard, Illinois -- Chicago Minutemen
Protest Mobile Mexican Consulate Visit

Bakersfield Californian  
Feds look to tighten English law for truckers   
Manuel Castillo was driving a truck through Alabama hauling onions and left with a $500 ticket for something he didn't think he was doing: speaking English poorly. -- Castillo, who was stopped on his way back to California, said he knows federal law requires him to be able to converse in English with an officer... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

American Patrol Report   
More lies about the border
The Simcox's MCDC is at it again. Despite negative press coverage of their phony border operation, they are once again asking for money to build a fence they abandoned 18 months ago. -- "There are two organizations that are lying about the border fence," said Glenn Spencer of American Patrol, "the U.S. government and Chris Simcox's MCDC. Just about every word in this plea for funding is untrue."

Coming Up
July 22
The Dustin Inman Society -- Marietta, Georgia -- 6:15 - 8:30 PM EDT
Rally to Demand Cobb Co. Compliance with Law

KPHO-TV -- Phoenix   
Court: Immigrants subject to smuggling law   
The state appeals court has upheld the conviction of an illegal [alien] prosecuted as a conspirator under Arizona's human-smuggling law. -- In its ruling, the court found that the law's wording is clear and unambiguous -- illegal [aliens] can be convicted for conspiracy to smuggle themselves into the country... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Centre Daily Times -- State College, Pennsylvania   
7 Mexican illegals nabbed during traffic stop   
State police at Rockview report they detained seven people who are illegal [aliens] from Mexico after they stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Interstate 80 in Snow Shoe Township at about 12:55 p.m. Wednesday... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Federal immigration failures fuel state action   
New York -- When Suffolk County passed a law requiring licensed contractors to prove their workers are in the U.S. legally, the county at the far end of Long Island suddenly had something in common with such states as Oklahoma and Arizona... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Lake Oswego (Oregon) Review  
Illegal alien arrested for threatening cab driver   
A 23-year-old man who threatened a cab driver with a fake gun Saturday is being held by federal immigration officials for allegedly being in the country illegally. -- Mohammad Mahm Alanezi was arrested for menacing, disorderly conduct and harassment at about 7 a.m. Saturday after pointing a BB gun at a cab driver...

Dave Gibson -- American Daily  
McCain and Obama both promise amnesty for Mexican invaders   
Despite last year's sound defeat by the American people of the McCain/Kennedy Amnesty Bill, mention of that particular piece of legislation is rearing its ugly yet again. In light of the fact that we overwhelmingly rejected the bill and our legislators heard us in numbers never before seen, promises by both the Democrat and Republican nominees...

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson   
ACLU revises suit against Arpaio   
The American Civil Liberties Union has revamped its racial-profiling lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, including adding an aide to Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon as a plaintiff. -- The new version narrows the focus of the charges against Arpaio and his department to "sweeps" and other enforcement actions... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Virginian-Pilot -- Norfolk   
Hampton Roads speaks out about immigration issues   
Colette Tranchant cried as she held up a large photograph of her daughter, Tessa, at a public hearing on immigration Wednesday night at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. -- In March 2007, Tranchant's daughter was killed by a drunken driver who was in the country illegally... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WLBT-TV -- Jackson, Mississippi   
Illegal alien charged with identity theft   
An illegal [alien] is behind bars charged with identity theft. -- 35 year old Tixtha Martinez has been residing in Morton. She was arrested Wednesday on three counts of identity theft. -- Martinez is accused of opening loans at the Central Mississippi Federal Credit Union using a stolen identity...

KGNS-TV -- Laredo, Texas   
3,000 lbs. of marijuana found in Halliburton trailer   
Over a ton of marijuana is taken off the streets after a tip to authorities. -- On Tuesday, D.P.S. troopers received a call from a rancher in the Hebbronville area. alerting them to a suspicious Halliburton vehicle on his property. -- Troopers caught up with a ford pick-up truck that was pulling a utility trailer... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Border Stories: Virtual vigilante   
Though American Border Patrol’s network of cameras only covers 10 miles of border on founder Glenn Spencer's Arizona ranch, volunteers have already reported intruders to the U.S. Border Patrol. To participate, all volunteers must pass a background check. After obtaining security clearance, volunteers are assigned a 30-minute block... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Fox News  
Cocaine-packed homemade submarine seized in Mexican waters   
Huatulco, Oax., Mex. -- Mexico's navy seized a homemade submarine carrying a drug shipment off the Pacific coast on Wednesday and arrested its four-man crew. -- Similar vessels carrying cocaine have been discovered off Colombia and Central America, but navy spokesman Capt. Benjamin Mar said the seizure is a first for Mexico. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Washington Times Editorial   
Bipartisan pandering to La Raza   
In their speeches this week to the National Council of La Raza, Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain illustrated why the American public holds Congress — and politicians in general — in such low regard, particularly on the issue of illegal immigration. Based on their voting records and their remarks to that powerful amnesty lobby...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Providence (Rhode Island) Journal   
31 illegal aliens expected to face immigration charges   
...A month-long investigation culminated Tuesday when 50 immigration agents and 12 state police detectives swept into six Rhode Island courthouses at the end of the work day and peacefully arrested 31 maintenance workers on suspicion of being illegal immigrants. Some had used fraudulent identification to obtain their jobs... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

The Coloradoan -- Fort Collins  
18 arrested in ICE raid   
Eighteen suspected illegal immigrants were arrested Wednesday at Loveland's Colorado Precast Concrete Inc. during a raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. -- Immigration officers responding to a tip about possible illegal workers began executing a search warrant at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the business... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

San Jose Mercury News   
California pot bust linked to Mexican drug cartel   
From the bags of beans and rice found in the camp to the type of fertilizer used on the plants, the large marijuana farm in the Saratoga hills that was the scene of a deadly shooting last week has all of the marks of a Mexican drug cartel, law enforcement officials said Tuesday... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Market Watch   
Illegal Hiring in Reno: McDonalds franchisee pleads guilty   
One current and one former top executive for a franchisee that owns 11 McDonald's restaurants in and around Reno, Nev., and the corporation itself pleaded guilty in federal court in Las Vegas today to federal felony immigration offenses for encouraging illegal aliens to reside in the United States...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Philadelphia City Paper  
Camden, illegal alien haven?   
Camden, New Jersey, may be a portrait of urban despair. But one neighborhood in this downtrodden city is slowly coming back to life. -- Federal Street in East Camden is lined with taquerias, money transfer shops, and grocers selling chili peppers and prickly pear cactus... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Treasure Coast Newspapers -- Stuart, Florida   
Sheriff Raymond backs Mayfield's deportation proposal   
Outgoing Indian River County Sheriff Roy Raymond has announced his support for state House District 80 Republican candidate Debbie Mayfield's proposal to deport illegal aliens from Florida jails. -- “Debbie Mayfield’s plan makes complete sense for both the criminal justice system and the taxpayer,” Raymond stated...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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